Originally Posted by Steven58
I'm a minimalist. I voted #1. I think the opening page is too confusing especially for newbies. I always wondered why there were the root quick links. It took a while to figure the whole thinking out. Easier is better. Just my .02. I hope my fellow guides/mods don't hate me for it.
I'm not in complete disagreement with that. But what makes me move away from the idea of taking it out altogether, not even leaving a link to the ATR devices list, is that it's just one more little gateway to special sections of this site which members use.
We could have a poll about taking out any one of those gateways and we'd see similar numbers because people in forums specialize their usage of the place.
Even if we discount the numbers in the first poll on this, and only look at the new poll here, we're seeing about half of those responding wanting to keep it (combining the link only votes with the link and list votes).
That might represent a lot of people if we consider that poll respondents comprise a percentage of the overall population of a forum (as an aside, those who really
don't care don't vote